My Young Adult readers range from age thirteen to eighteen as far as I am concerned, although I’ve seen recommended number starting at nine. My Sadie Mae Stevens Series and The I Take Series I’ve completed the manuscript on could very well be read by at least a ten-year-old; however, that will not apply to Dream Boyfriend when it is released next year.
New Adult addresses ‘The College Age’ where the protagonist is leaving the confines of mommy and daddy and is faced with learning to sort out problems on their own. I would not recommend this genre for young teens because it is a time of added sexual freedom, frat parties and learning how to deal with young adulthood. And of course with me, the entry into the kingdom of adulthood will have troubled waters through aliens, ghosts or one bizarre event after another.
The word Paranormal has various meanings for different authors; we would probably all list occurrences such as bizarre folklores, ghosts and hauntings, phenoniums unexplained by science as in my Monster Mates series, Spending Christmas With A Yeti. Personally, I group undefined events of Speculative fiction and the metaphysical under this heading as well.